Esteban Cabeza de Baca b. San Ysidro, CA.  

lives and works between Amsterdam, New York and New Mexico



2014 MFA Columbia University, School of the Arts, New York

2010 BFA The Cooper Union, School of the Arts, New York



2019 Worlds Without Borders, Boers-Li Gallery, New York, New York

2018 Unlearn, Fons Welters Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2016 Bluer than a sky weeping bones, Gaa Gallery, Provincetown, MA. 



2017 Verano, Gaa Gallery, Wellfleet, Massachusetts

2010 Powers That Be, 41 Cooper Union Gallery, New York, New York


2018 Royal Painting Prize, The Dutch Royal Palace, Amsterdam, NL.

2018 New Acquisitions, Nederlandische Bank, Amsterdam, NL. curated by Alexander Strengers

2017 Group exhibition, Gaa Gallery, Cologne, Germany 

2017 The Complexities of Unity, Yale University School of Scared Music, New Haven, CT. curated by Jon Seals

2016 Home/Not Home, Colorado Convention Center, curated by Edgar Heap of Birds and Robert Warrior

2016 Inside Outside Landscape, Able Baker Contemporary, Portland, ME curated by Breehan James 

2016 Summertime-Group Exhibition, Gaa Gallery, Wellfleet, MA.

2016 The Narrative Figure, David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico. curated by Howard Rutkowski

2015 Scent, Dickinson Gallery, New York, NY curated by Young and Starving

2015 Drums Along the Hudson, Indian Road Cafe, Inwood, New York curated by Jeff Hoppa

2015 Manahatta TODAY, Gallery of Leroy Neiman Art Center, NY., NY. curated by Nadema Agard

2014 I ♥ Paint, Angell Gallery, Toronto, Ontario curated by Kim Dorland

2014 MFA Thesis Exhibit, Fisher Landau Center, Queens, NY. curated by Ruba Katrib

2014 United Against Speculation, Leroy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, NY. curated by Tomas Vu

2013 1st year Show, Wallach Gallery, Columbia University, NY. curated by Jenny Jaskey

2013 Magical Thinking, Livingston Street Gallery, Brooklyn, New York curated by D. Liss & J. Premmereur

2010 Group Drawing Show, Tompkins Projects, Brooklyn, New York curated by Milton Stevenson


2018-2020 The Drawing Center Open Sessions, New York, New York

2018-2019 Carrizozo Artist-In-Residence, Carrizozo, New Mexico

2017-2018 The Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2015-2016 LMCC Workspace Program, New York, New York 

2014-2015 Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program, Brooklyn, New York

2014 Byrdcliffe Residency, Woodstock, New York



2018 Henk en Victoria de Heus fellowship

2017 Rien Meppelink fellowship

2017 Stokroos Foundation

2016 Mayer Foundation 

2013 Stern Fellowship, Columbia University

2013 Robert Gamblin Painting Grant

2013 Martin Birnbaum Scholarship, Columbia University

2013 D’Arcy Hayman Scholarship, Columbia University

2007 Full Tuition Scholarship, The Cooper Union



2019 Mitter, Siddhartha, The New York Times, Four Artists to Watch,

2018 Keijer, Kees. Het Parool. Nov. 22nd.

2018 Mister Motley. Mister Motley, Nov. 20th.

2017 Broekers, Debbie. Metropolis M, Nov. 23rd.

2017 Van der Made, Lieke. VICE magazine: Creators, Nov. 24th.

2014 Zevitas, Steven. New American Painting MFA, April-May Issue, Boston, MA.

2013 Prioleau, Chris. Apogee Journal, Issue Two (April 2013): Front cover –  Back cover art.

2011 Cooper Union Administration, Course Catalog, Spring 2011, pg. 46


2018 “Decolonized Art Practices”, Club Solo, Breda, Netherlands + Fons Welters Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2016 Visiting Artist as part of Pitzer College Art + Environment Mellon Symposium Spring 2016 Travel. My lecture was titled “Decolonized Art Practices”. Organized by Tarrah Krajnak

2014 Artist Talk, The Cooper Union, New York, NY.




Studio visit with Linda Geary and her wonderful CCA students